Recently, as a result of developments in nanotechniques, there has been a growing interest in the field of nanocomposites. The use of inorganic nanoparticle-filled composites can provide high-performance materials that find applications in several industrial fields. In the present work, preliminary studies concerning the preparation of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)/CaCO3nanoparticles composites are reported. The preparation was performed by using an in situ polymerization methodology. In particular, the nanocomposites have been obtained by a modified radical polymerization of the MMA dispersing the nanoparticles directly into the acrylic monomer. Nanocomposites having 2, 3, 4 and 6 wt% of nanoparticles were prepared. The influence of the nanoparticles on the chemico-physical properties of the polymeric matrix and the mode of dispersion were investigated by performing thermal, mechanical and morphological analyses. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Inorganic Chemistry
Avella, M., Errico, M. E., Martelli, S., & Martuscelli, E. (2001). Preparation methodologies of polymer matrix nanocomposites. Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 15(5), 435 - 439. https://doi.org/10.1002/aoc.168